The Trophy Room

Sam Soet's avatar Sam Soet

Native Americans carved wood and stone animals or “fetishes” that they believed contained the spirit of the animal represented. The natural materials that the fetishes were fashioned from also possessed their own spirit. Fetishes were powerful because they connected the people to the earth. Akin to Native American fetishes, I am using carved wood and horn to memorialize the plants and trees that sustain and shelter life, and the animals that give their life to nourish us.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1'
  • Medium: Wood, Horn
  • Width: 10'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 6'